Khloe Kardashian: The REAL Reason She Had Christmas Without Tristan

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It wasn't so long ago that Khloe Kardashian wanted another baby with Tristan Thompson, but at Christmas, he was nowhere to be seen.

Why was Khloe celebrating with her whole family but not with her baby daddy?

Here is the real reason they didn't celebrate Christmas together. ...

Khloe Kardashian and True on Christmas 2018

E! News reports that Khloe and Tristan spent their holiday apart for a very practical reason.

According to the insider, Tristan "doesn't have a lot of flexibility" with his basketball schedule.

Basketball players may not face the chronic brain injuries of football players, but they are still bound to someone else's schedule.

All of that money for their athleticism means that they can't always choose where they live or even when they vacation.

But for Khloe, who had Thanksgiving away from home, there was no question of where she wanted to be.

"Khloe wanted to be in L.A. with her family for Christmas," a source explains.

North West Holds True Thompson

"There was nothing more special than seeing True with her cousins on Christmas morning," the insider characterizes.

The Kardashians are all about family -- and so is Christmas for those who celebrate.

True might not be old enough to consciously remember this Christmas -- but she might retain a little of it.

Besides, Khloe wanted to be there for her own reasons.

"There was no way she was going to miss the family Christmas Eve party," the source says.

"And," the insider adds, she wasn't going to miss "being a part of opening presents all together on Christmas morning."

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Khloe wants True to have an early start on celebrating with the Kardashian family.

"She loves her family traditions," the source says of Khloe. "And wants to continue them with True."

The best approach to traditions is to keep the ones you like and discard the ones you don't.

The Kardashians have a lot of very fun traditions that are easy to like.

"She was so happy to be with True and her family on Christmas," the insider continues.

According to the source: "That was all she wanted."

Khloe Kardashian and True Thompson Sparkle on Christmas

In some ways, things with Tristan continue to be complicated.

It's not just that Khloe is condemned to live in Cleveland for most of the year.

There are still some very realistic trust issues between Khloe and her cheating baby daddy.

"Khloe takes one day at a time," the insider shares.

"And," the source continues, Khloe "focuses on True and giving her everything that she can."

That sounds like a very healthy coping mechanism.

Khloe Kardashian Holds True Thompson on Christmas

Khloe took to social media to affirm pretty much everything that the inside sources had to sya.

"I have always looked forward to our annual Christmas Eve party," Khloe begins.

She continues: "but this year was hands down my favorite!!"

Photos and videos of their Christmas Eve party went viral for a reason. It looked incredible.

"True," Khloe writes. "You make everything so much more precious and memorable!!"

That is so sweet!

Khloe Kardashian and True Thompson Amongst the Christmas Trees

This was Khloe's first Christmas as a mother.

It makes sense that she and Tristan may have resolved to alternate holidays.

Thanksgiving was with his family, Christmas was with hers.

We don't know if this means that Easter will be in Cleveland and the Fourth of July will be in Calabasas, or whatever.

Khloe and Tristan are probably still working out how to do things so that nobody -- especially True -- misses out.

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